Nobody likes to receive bad news. The emotions unleashed can take days, weeks, even years to pass.
If you’ve ever lost a job for reasons beyond your control, you can relate. Even if it was a job you didn’t like, no one gets fired or laid off on good terms. Or if you’ve owned and lost a business, it didn’t make you think, “That was exactly what was supposed to happen, and I’m glad it did.”
Outsourcing stuff you don’t have the time or talent for is a brilliant idea, but just bringing on an agency or a freelancer or three to turn out your blog content won’t be enough. Even if they are the most capable, experienced folks you can find, if you aren’t helping them help you, the results will certainly suffer. So, in case you were wondering, here are a few pointers on how you can help a freelancer or agency help you with your blog content:
We receive many requests from folks who are potential clients, but we aren’t the best fit for them. Often people could benefit more from working with a single freelancer over using the services of a firm like ours. If any of these sound like you, don’t contact us, but sign up for freelancing sites like Upwork (formerly oDesk), Freelancer, or Elance instead. They will be a much better fit and could save you some serious money!
In the content business, there are different tiers of service providers. In my opinion, the content farm sits on the bottom rung.
Many of our clients are other small businesses. And as these expand, these small business owners come face to face with the biting reality that it's impossible to continue to fly solo. If you've come to this realization, you know you need to focus more on what you do best and less on the things you either don’t do well or don’t enjoy doing. The good thing is there are people waiting on the wings who could step in and do those things for you, and for many tasks, these are “virtual assistants.” We utilize virtual assistants, and maybe you want to too.
It’s a big mistake to go it alone looking after your business when there’s a plethora of people out there who can lend a helping hand, taking tasks you don’t have the time to do. That “I can do it all myself” attitude is a sure-fire recipe for burnout. As your business expands, so does the volume of tasks that you need to handle, and it’s time to stop sacrificing your weekends or vacation because there are freelancers out there to come to your rescue. While there are firms like Impressa Solutions that can handle your needs, there are times when a freelancer may make more sense for your business.